Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Got a clothespin? Turn it into a dragonfly. Got a walnut? Turn it into a sailboat. Kids will find these plus hundreds more easy crafts, including animals, nature crafts, games, gifts, toys and works of art in the revised, updated and redesigned New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. We've added 20 new crafts, including a wind sock to check the weather, a new costume for dress-up and a wagon train to store craft materials and toys.
We've also revitalized the cover and interior with fresh designs, while illustrator Caroline Price has added new illustrations, revisited her original art and colorized it. You'll also find an updated introduction and materials section.
The book divides crafts into four themed sections: Imagine and Create, Wear and Use, Make and Play and Decorate and Celebrate, making it easy for kids, parents and teachers to find the perfect craft for a special day, a special person or just for fun.
About the authors
Judy Ann Sadler was raised in a big, noisy family on a farm outside of London, Ontario. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to read, write and make things. She decided to combine her love of writing and crafts and has written 20 craft books, a picture book and features for Today's Parent Magazine. Her books have been published in many languages. Judy Ann works part-time for the London Public Library. She lives in Lambeth (London), Ont. with her husband, three kids and a dog named Maple.
Caroline Price has been doing crafts all her life. She has used these skills to help her in her work in stop motion animation, film and television, for which she has won an award. She has done illustrations for three Kids Can craft books. She now lives and works in Toronto with her husband.
- Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
The New Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts (Jumbo Books)This compendium offers step-by-step instructions and simple designs for over 175 great projects crafted from items found around the house. There are ideas for zany animals, silly games, gifts, nature crafts and more. Originally published by Kids Can Press in 2001 as The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts (Our Choice 2002).
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.